Sunday, May 9, 2010

And then there were three.....

Well, the baby robin saga continues.  
This morning I went out to check on of the babies had fallen out of the nest.   As you can see they are rather crowded in there!!

So I put on rubber gloves and attempted to place the sweet one back in the nest. The other babies thought I was trying to feed them, and stuck up their heads and opened their mouths.  This pushed the baby right back out.

It landed on the concrete porch below.  I picked it back up and it was not in good shape.  So I laid it on the porch railing and watched to see if is was going to revive itself.  

It did not.  I watched as it took it's last breath.  It was so sad......

I am hoping that the remaining three babies can manage to stay in the nest until it is time for them to fly away.

After my 'renesting' attempt, I was afraid the robin parents would not return to the other babies. So I sat and watched for a bit. They came back to feed them.  Thank God!!  I was already thinking about what I was going to do if the parents didn't return.

We will see how it goes and hope for the best for the remaining robin babies.  Apparently, navigating the growing up process can be difficult for all creatures!

Let's hope these sweet ones do well.

Enjoy your Mother's day♥♥


Bagladee said...

Oh how sad, but I'm glad they have you to watch over them. xx

Art and Sew Forth said...

You are such a good 2nd mommy! I hope the rest make it. They look very healthy. Maybe sneak a cushion or blanket below.